The government has announced plans to introduce a number of new pieces of employment legislation over the course of the next Parliament. Amongst the new legislation proposed is a draft Apprenticeships Bill, which would give 16- to 18-year-olds an entitlement to an apprenticeship in an attempt to reduce the number of socially excluded young people. The National Insurance (NI) Contributions Bill is also proposed to harmonise the upper earnings limit for NI with the higher income tax threshold. This would be phased in by April 2009. Under the Pensions Bill, all eligible workers would automatically be enrolled into a pension scheme with a minimum employer contribution introduced. The Government has also announced plans to extend flexible working entitlements to parents of children older than 6. Formal consultation as to how to implement this is expected to start next year.